Employment of the Month: The Unfortunately True Adventures of FAXBoy and FileGrrl
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
This fast-and-furious memoir is told through a series of faux exit interview questionnaires that chronicles the friendship of two artists, one straight (FileGrrl) and one gay (FAXBoy), by way of our “extensive” work histories. Clocking in at over 50 jobs, this book is the perfect read for those times when you find yourself stuck in line at the bank or standing in the unemployment line itself!
Employment of the Month
As the dedication of the book reads: "This book is dedicated to anyone who has ever had a job and lost it and to everyone who currently has a job they no longer want.". So if you've ever hated a job, wished ill will toward your boss, or viewed your colleagues as either "nemeses" or "allies", then this is the book for you. Written in the format of a series of exit interviews, the book documents the work histories of FAXboy and FileGrrl whose experiences range from sweet and innocent to dark and soul destroying. Betting most of us can relate to that kind of resume!
But the magic of the book is that, while on the surface it reads like an account of the crazy (and often hilarious) antics perpetrated by the authors, it is in fact the poignant journey of two people trying to find their way.
Employment of the Month leaves you wondering, "Can jobs ever be just jobs?" Or will the good or bad of them end up guiding the way we view the world? It's impossible to imagine that the thing we spend so much energy pursuing, and so much time doing, could ever be just an easy way to pay the rent.
Heartfelt, Yet Hilarious Accounts of Temp Work Misadventures
A cri du coeur reminisce tour of a string of crappy low-wage jobs by two highly intelligent, highly educated, and very witty liberal arts graduates. The (mis)adventures of these lifelong friends take the reader across America and two decades of life. Highly interesting to read on just the superficial level, it also challenges the reader to reflect on the central mystery of the book (for this reader) -- what elements of our life journey are driven by fate and what by conscious or subconscious choice?
Employment of the Month
"Hats off to FAXBoy and FileGrrl!
The path that many of you artists out there take in your 20's and 30's. Job hopping was your middle name.
This book has such a great format. Each job, how you got it, how you lost it and all the idiots you had to deal with in the process.
Made me laugh hard.
thank you for making me feel normal FAXBoy."